Kinoko Hajime | Cyber Rope

Art, Asian Beauties, Kinbaku | Shibari
Kinbaku by Kinoko Hajime. Girl with Kimono in Shibari bondage. | cherry blossom bondage in the night. Model Aika Rope and photo Kinoko Hajime
春夏秋冬 | cherry blossom bondage in the night. Model Aika Rope and photo Kinoko Hajime

Kinoko Hajime redefines Kinbaku in complete new ways.

Kinoko Hajime, one of the most acclaimed Kinbakushi (rope master) in Japan, is in the field since fifteen years. He is renowned for his innovative rope techniques and his contemporary interpretation of Shibari.
Hajime Kinoko‘s activities are revolving around three main topics: art, cyber and tradition. He is rope artist, performer, and photographer at once, covering the whole range from classic bondage to cyber rope performances.

Cyber Geisha | Model Eri Hana. Rope and Photo Kinoko Hajime
Cyber Geisha | Model Eri Hana.
Rope and Photo Kinoko Hajime

His cyber rope performances, Neo-Kinbaku with the use of black light and fluorescent colored ropes to are spectacles of light and silhouette.
Japantoday wrote about his events: “Kinoko’s world is somewhat like a dense fog; it transfigures the world, while embracing you in its aura.”

Model Eri Hana. Rope: Kinoko Hajime. Photo: goku
Model Eri Hana.
Photo: goku

Each piece of Kinbaku has its unique color.

“Kinbaku is a sect within the shibari (rope) philosophy,” Hajime told Japantoday. “It’s a method of communication exclusively between people, whereas shibari can be practiced with objects. In the grand theater of kinbaku the bondagees are the protagonists and the kinbakushi are just the supporting actors. What the kinbakushi do is to perceive, then depict, the subject’s aspirations, and the character of the moment. They do this by using their hands, which in our case is the rope. Factors such as superficial tension, sweat, respiration, corporal oscillation and the pulse of the bondagee are important information, which the rope transmits to us. Therefore each piece of kinbaku has its unique color.”

 

Kinoko Hajime Forest | model : Fuji Sea of trees Photo : Yuki Kawamoto
Forest | model : Fuji Sea of trees
Photo : Yuki Kawamoto

Land art meets Bondage

Hajime is also a skilled master in the field of inanimate object bondage, which involves not only the tying of small objects like figurines, but also rocks, branches and even Mount Fuji’s Sea of Trees.

Kinoko Hajime Red | model : Ageha Photo : Yuki Kawamoto
Red | model : Ageha
Photo : Yuki Kawamoto

“In order to understand and express the instantaneous innermost nature of a bondagee, you must be sensitive and perceptive.”

Be it the spectacular cyber rope performances, with the bondagee enlaced by the UV-sensitive colored ropes that are exploding into view under the black light, his shiny, sculpturesque art installations, or his secret work in the hidden forest, there is always a gentleness and sensitivity that creates something very special and unique.

Chandlier La crimina model:gestalta Photo:Shima Rope:Kinoko Hajime
Chandlier La crimina
model:gestalta
Photo:Shima

Hajime created his personal concept(s) of kinbaku in hope to spread this philosophy and transform the opinion of society by emphasising on the entertainment side of kinbaku. Yet he remains foremost a true artist.

Kinoko Hajime website